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Franco Franchi

  • Sep 18, 1928 - Dec 09, 1992 (age 64)
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1992
Franco Franchi
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Franco Franchi

Franco Franchi passed away.
1984
Kaos
MovieSep 4, 1984

Kaos

Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy.
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1976
Il sergente Rompiglioni
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MovieOct 4, 1976

Il sergente Rompiglioni

A satire of army life in which …
A satire of army life in which a tough army sergeant who loves opera clashes with his soldiers who love rock music and have formed a band.
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1974
Farfallon
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MovieAug 26, 1974

Farfallon

A man who has tried to kill his unfaithful wife goes to prison, …
A man who has tried to kill his unfaithful wife goes to prison, escapes, ends up in a convent, teaches the nuns to make cookies, captured again and before going back to prison tries to take his long awaited revenge again. Does he eventually succeed in killing his wife?
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1972
Le avventure di Pinocchio
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MovieDec 21, 1972

Le avventure di Pinocchio

Theatrical version of the well …
Theatrical version of the well-known TV series directed by Luigi Comencini.
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Two Sons of Trinity
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MovieJul 27, 1972

Two Sons of Trinity

Franco and Ciccio are two cousins who, in the old West, have …
Franco and Ciccio are two cousins who, in the old West, have opened a service station, where they wash and dry the horses and a bar service for the passing riders.
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The Adventures of Pinocchio
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MovieApr 8, 1972

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio …
The Adventures of Pinocchio (Italian: Un burattino di nome Pinocchio, literally A puppet named Pinocchio) is a 1972 Italian animated film adaptation of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio. It was directed by Giuliano Cenci and produced by Cartoons Cinematografica Italiana. The English-dubbed version was released in the United States by G.G. Communications in 1978.
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1971
Venga a fare il soldato da noi
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MovieAug 12, 1971

Venga a fare il soldato da noi

A girl is drafted due to a …
A girl is drafted due to a misunderstanding and this gives her the occasion to check on her boy-friend, whom she believes to be a womanizer.
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Ma che musica maestro
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MovieApr 6, 1971

Ma che musica maestro

The love story between two …
The love story between two youths born in rival villages is hindered by the other inhabitants.
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1970
I due maghi del pallone
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MovieDec 2, 1970

I due maghi del pallone

The manager of a football …
The manager of a football team wants to hire a coach. Luckily the team begin to win but on the eve of an important match the opposing team has their best scorer kidnapped. Will they win the match all the same?
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Paths of War
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MovieMar 26, 1970

Paths of War

Two Sicilian royalist soldiers flee the island in a trunk at the …
Two Sicilian royalist soldiers flee the island in a trunk at the arrival of Garibaldi's republican troops. They end up in the Far West with the army fighting the Indians and with their ineptitude they contribute to the army's defeat.
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Satiricosissimo
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MovieJan 21, 1970

Satiricosissimo

Ciccio loves very much the novel Satyricon of Petronius …
Ciccio loves very much the novel Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter, although his friend Franco does not understand him.
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1968
Caprice Italian Style
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MovieApr 13, 1968

Caprice Italian Style

The film consists of six short …
The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.
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1967
Nel sole
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MovieDec 22, 1967

Nel sole

Carlo, a poor youth who works to pay for his studies, and is in …
Carlo, a poor youth who works to pay for his studies, and is in love with Lorena, a rich girl. He pretends to be a tycoon with the help of two friends of his: a butler and a chauffeur.
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Stasera mi butto
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MovieNov 3, 1967

Stasera mi butto

The son of an Italian Countess meets a young lady staying …
The son of an Italian Countess meets a young lady staying at a seaside resort with friends. His attentions are turned when a U.S. celebrity, Lola Falana, comes to town and steals his affections. Marisa, the young lady, thinks she should turn her attention to a professor also staying at the resort, but her friends think otherwise and push her to fight for her young man.
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The Handsome, the Ugly, and the Stupid
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MovieAug 13, 1967

The Handsome, the Ugly, and the Stupid

Two POWs learn of a …
Two POWs learn of a treasure of gold hidden in a cemetery, and escape from their POW camp to look for it.
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Come rubammo la bomba atomica
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MovieFeb 3, 1967

Come rubammo la bomba atomica

Franco, an Italian fisherman, …
Franco, an Italian fisherman, witnesses a U.S. Air Force plane crash in the Mediterranean off Egypt carrying a nuclear weapon, and he is then persued by shady spy, named Ciccio, working for a spy organization led by the sinister Dr. Si (Yes) to find the atom bomb before anyone else does to blackmail the world, which leads to Franco and Ciccio forming an unlikely alliance to get the bomb for themselves.
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1966
Two Sons of Ringo
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MovieDec 7, 1966

Two Sons of Ringo

Another spoof from the Franco and Ciccio team in which the …
Another spoof from the Franco and Ciccio team in which the boys, who are running a scam pretending to be bounty hunters, are 'persuaded' to help a real bounty hunter discover a treasure by claiming to be the heirs of a deceased lawman.
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Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
MovieJul 29, 1966

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs

Dr. Goldfoot once again plots …
Dr. Goldfoot once again plots to take over the world by using female robots designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries, starting a war between Russia and America. It's up to disgraced SIC agent Bill Dexter to stop Goldfoot.
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2 mafiosi contro Al Capone
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MovieMar 4, 1966

2 mafiosi contro Al Capone

Franco and Ciccio, two inept …
Franco and Ciccio, two inept police officers from New York, are sent to Chicago to infiltrate in Al Capone's gang. Thanks to the help of a local policeman and a lot of luck they manage to ...
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1965
I due parà
MovieDec 24, 1965

I due parà

Two penniless Italian buskers want to go to the USA but get on …
Two penniless Italian buskers want to go to the USA but get on the wrong ship and end up in South America in a concentration camp where they are rescued by American parachutists from. Afterwards they become big shots in the States but their dream comes to an end : they are sent to fight in Vietnam
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War Italian Style
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MovieDec 2, 1965

War Italian Style

In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of …
In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Schultze who lets them escape with fake war plans, only Joe and Frank steal the real war plans which pave way for the Allied victory. Months later, the duo once again come up against Von Kassler when they are captured at Anzio and try to outwit the Nazis a second time.
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002 operazione Luna
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MovieNov 25, 1965

002 operazione Luna

When a Russian space craft is lost in space with two …
When a Russian space craft is lost in space with two cosmonauts on board, the KGB authorities abduct two petty criminals, Franco and Ciccio, to launch them into space and have them return to impersonate the lost cosmonauts, only to have the real cosmonauts, Paradowski and Borovin, return which the two duos cause misunderstandings abound.
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The Amazing Doctor G
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MovieOct 15, 1965

The Amazing Doctor G

The evil Goldginger is planning to take over the world by …
The evil Goldginger is planning to take over the world by brainwashing important leaders from around the world and start a war between the USA and the USSR. Photographers Franco and Ciccio get involved in his plans by accident, and are kidnapped by Goldginger. They are rescued by the English secret service and are then made special agents, so that they can infiltrate into Goldgingers organization and ruin his mad plans.
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How We Got Into Trouble with the Army
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MovieAug 21, 1965

How We Got Into Trouble with the Army

A sergeant finds out that a GI …
A sergeant finds out that a GI hides a child in the military barracks. The boy is the son of another soldier who sings in a night club but due to series of misunderstandings the sergeant believes he is his own son, born from a former love story.
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Two Sergeants of General Custer
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MovieAug 13, 1965

Two Sergeants of General Custer

During the civil war, two …
During the civil war, two Union soldiers of Sicilian origin, Ciccio and Franco, are imprisoned and accused of desertion. The luck suddenly is on their side when the Union army needs two perfect idiots in a spy operation.
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Latin Lovers
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MovieAug 11, 1965

Latin Lovers

The film is composed of five episodes in which is shown …
The film is composed of five episodes in which is shown the love of the Italians in the 60s.
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I figli del leopardo
MovieApr 21, 1965

I figli del leopardo

Penniless Baron Tulicò, nicknamed Leopard, abandons his …
Penniless Baron Tulicò, nicknamed Leopard, abandons his mistress, with whom he's had two sons, and marries a rich woman. The mistress tries to have her rights established with the help of her sons.
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Fistful of Knuckles
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MovieApr 14, 1965

Fistful of Knuckles

Franco and Ciccio mosey into the Mexican border town of …
Franco and Ciccio mosey into the Mexican border town of Santa Genoviefa. Both are dressed in ponchos, one rides a small mule, one a large one. They are gun salesmen, peddling their wares from town to town.
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Letti sbagliati
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MovieApr 8, 1965

Letti sbagliati

Four episodes: a traveler is enticed by train per bet; a …
Four episodes: a traveler is enticed by train per bet; a professional wants to be alone with a woman he likes; a lawyer becomes the lover of an adversary; a man discovers his wife's infidelity after ten years.
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Soldati e caporali
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MovieApr 1, 1965

Soldati e caporali

The army challenges the navy in a singing contest.
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I Kill, You Kill
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MovieMar 25, 1965

I Kill, You Kill

Six sketches with as many ways of murdering someone, and …
Six sketches with as many ways of murdering someone, and getting away with it.
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1964
I due pericoli pubblici
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MovieDec 31, 1964

I due pericoli pubblici

Two two-bit crooks get in the …
Two two-bit crooks get in the way of a criminal ring and cause a hold up to fail. The two flee to Paradise avoiding a reprisal and try and steal Saint Peter's halo.
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Un mostro e mezzo
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MovieDec 18, 1964

Un mostro e mezzo

A thief steals a suitcase but it contains a corpse and the …
A thief steals a suitcase but it contains a corpse and the thief is sentenced, but is released by the robbed doctor, who then subjects him to a facial plastic that makes him equal to a criminal.
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Oh! Those Most Secret Agents
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MovieOct 9, 1964

Oh! Those Most Secret Agents

Franco and Ciccio are two …
Franco and Ciccio are two simple-minded Italian guys whom are mistaken by KGB spies by government agents from their government and other foreign governments.
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Corpse for the Lady
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MovieSep 19, 1964

Corpse for the Lady

Laura is the victim of a blackmail, asks for help to her …
Laura is the victim of a blackmail, asks for help to her childhood friends Renata, Marina and Giovanna in the meantime become a nun to collect the amount requested.
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Primitive Love
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MovieAug 17, 1964

Primitive Love

"Doctor" Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her …
"Doctor" Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her documentary about mating customs from around the world while at the same time having to deal with two bellhops who have an idea or two about mating with Jayne.
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Two Gangsters in the Wild West
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MovieJun 30, 1964

Two Gangsters in the Wild West

In the late 1800's, Sicilians …
In the late 1800's, Sicilians Franco and Ciccio are serving 20 years of prison for stealing two mules, when they are helped to escape by an American who says he is a friend of their grandfathers, who were killed in Texas by a gang of bandits who wanted to take over their gold mine. The two friends travel to America to take posses of the gold mine, but they soon discover that they are not the only ones who want it.
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I maniaci
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MovieMar 28, 1964

I maniaci

Features a series of brief comic shetches based on manias, …
Features a series of brief comic shetches based on manias, mainly sexual, featuring several figures of Italian society.
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1963
Obiettivo ragazze
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MovieAug 5, 1963

Obiettivo ragazze

Four former soldiers meet and reminisce about the time …
Four former soldiers meet and reminisce about the time they were in active service: a parachutist mistaking his sergeants house for a brothel, a hypnotized sailor who thinks he has changed his sex, two GIs captured by an African tribe.
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The Shortest Day
MovieFeb 14, 1963

The Shortest Day

Two jerks are enlisted in the Italian army during W.W.1 and by …
Two jerks are enlisted in the Italian army during W.W.1 and by pure luck manage to help win an important battle.
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1962
Le massaggiatrici
MovieSep 20, 1962

Le massaggiatrici

Two industry managers from Milan are in Rome to get the …
Two industry managers from Milan are in Rome to get the contract to build a YMCA hostel. They get in touch with a masseuses ring and one of the masseuses is introduced to the president of the catholic association as the wife of one of the managers. During a vice squad roundup, the president is about to be discovered with one of the girls when he dies of a stroke. How will the others try to hide his death?
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Caesar Against the Pirates
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MovieApr 23, 1962

Caesar Against the Pirates

Julius Caesar flees Rome …
Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspirary against him and is given refuge the king of Bithnyia. He finds a woman there and while he escorts her to Rhodes their ship is attacked. Caught by the pirates he asks for help to get back to Rome.
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1961
Hercules in the Valley of Woe
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MovieOct 19, 1961

Hercules in the Valley of Woe

Two boxing promoters travel …
Two boxing promoters travel via time machine back to the days of Hercules, who must save them from Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde.
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The Last Judgment
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MovieSep 2, 1961

The Last Judgment

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that …
In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.
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5 marines per 100 ragazze
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MovieAug 10, 1961

5 marines per 100 ragazze

Five GIs end up in a female …
Five GIs end up in a female college during their military manouvers. They are very welcome by the girls and since one of them has also a beautiful voice they take part in a show organized by the college.
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L'onorata società
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MovieMar 30, 1961

L'onorata società

Salvatore and Rosalino are sentenced to death by the …
Salvatore and Rosalino are sentenced to death by the Mafia because they are accused of having seduced the daughters of a boss. As they are about to be shot they manage to escape with the two girls.
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1960
Appuntamento a Ischia
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MovieOct 19, 1960

Appuntamento a Ischia

Letizia is a child, daughter of …
Letizia is a child, daughter of the singer Mimmo Rotunno, a widower, who does not look favorably on the marriage between his father and Mercedes, and is opposed in every way.
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1928
Franco Franchi
BirthSeptember 1928

Franco Franchi

Franco Franchi was born.
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